LPGA. Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Mika Makes it to the Top. June 22 2013

Mika Myazato from Japan makes the top of the leaderboard her property after the first round of the Walmart Arkansas Championship at the Pinnacle Country Club. Her opening round of -6 under par 66, has given her a one shot lead over the field. Mika Myazato / Getty Mika shot a beautiful bogey-free -6 under par 65, she reported  that it was her short-game and work around the greens that was her key to scoring low today; " I'm not long hitter, but I'm hitting pretty good the second shot, so I can do that pretty close to the pin. But like yesterday, I working hard on short putt, like 3 feet, 6 feet, 9 feet because I change the putter like Bahamas week. So I use like mallet type and I use now ping type.  So real difference, so I need more confidence.  So I practice a lot so far yesterday.  So much confidence today." Just one shot behind, tied on -5 under par are So Yeon Ryu and Angela Stanford, with rounds of 66 on this par 71 lay-out. Angela said the course was in perfect condition for low scoring today, but thinks it could be different tomorrow; " It seems like the fairways are firm and fast, which is usually good for me, but the greens are still kind of receptive and I thought the pin placements were pretty; what's the word I'm looking for; accessible today. I imagine tomorrow they're going to be tougher." Stacy Lewis. one of ten players on -4 under par and occupying fourth place, said she has to be patient; " You really have to stay patient on the golf course, that's the key, you can shoot a -1 or -2 under and still win the tournament.  So you've just got to stay patient, make a few more putts than I did today, but I'm moving in the right direction." The projected cut line is at -1 under par and there quite a few big names below that score at the moment. I expect a lot of movement from these names tomorrow, should be a fascinating days play at the Pinnacle Country Club.